"An immersive thriller, fueled by an intelligent, empathetic imagination."--The Boston Globe "A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour." --The Guardian (UK)
"Gibson blurs the line between real and speculative technology in a fast-paced thriller that will affirm to readers that it was well worth the wait."--Booklist
"His language (half Appalachian economy, half leather-jacket poet of neon and decay) is all about friction and the gray spaces where disparate ideas intersect. His game is living in those spaces, checking out the view, telling us about it." - NPR.com "In Agency Gibson offers another of his uncannily plausible imaginings of near-future life and technology...with Gibson's trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense." -The Sunday Times (UK)
Praise for William Gibson "His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen."--The New Yorker "William Gibson can craft sentences of uncanny beauty, and is our great poet of crowds."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review "Like Pynchon and DeLillo, Gibson excels at pinpointing the hidden forces that shape our world."--Details "Gibson's work is all edge and chill and incipient panic...There's not a speck of filler, not a hint of anachronism. Just sleek, high-gloss, hand-tooled cool...His worlds are so striking, so plausible, that you're just happy to be along for the ride--until suddenly it hits you: Maybe you're being followed."--Chicago Tribune
THE THRILLING NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF NEUROMANCER
'Dazzling, astoundingly inventive' The Times
'Wild, richly satisfying' Guardian
San Francisco, 2017. Clinton's in the White House, Brexit never happened - and Verity Jane's got herself a new job.
They call Verity 'the app-whisperer,' and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas.
Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity.
Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist. It appears something nasty is about to happen there - and fixing it will require not only Eunice's unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future.
A future which Verity soon fears may never be . . .
'One of the most influential writers around...with Gibson's trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense' Sunday Times
'One of our greatest science-fiction writers' New York Times
'A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour' The Guardian
'Among our most fascinating novelists' Daily Telegraph
'Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool' Spectator
'One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working' Boston Globe
'His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen' New Yorker
'Engaging, thought-provoking and delightful... [Gibson] can always be counted on to show us our contemporary milieu rendered magical by his unique insights, and a future rendered inhabitable by his wild yet disciplined imagination' The Washington Post
'Gibson blurs the line between real and speculative technology in a fast-paced thriller that will affirm to readers that it was well worth the wait' Booklist
'Typically visionary, yet plausible and thrilling too' I Paper
'If you're one of those who sees Gibson as a visionary, it's time to be scared - the scenarios he's playing with here don't make for comfort reading' SFX magazine